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Patient Services

 

Welcome! We’re here to help. We proudly provide the following types of care:

  • Routine primary care
  • Uncomplicated acute and chronic illnesses treatment
  • Preventive medicine
  • Office treatable trauma
  • Physical examinations as needed
  • Geriatric care
  • Minor X-ray and lab procedures
  • Acupuncture
  • Dietetic
  • Chiropractic services
  • Dermatology
  • Social Services assistance
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Medications through pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Programs (PAP)

Specialty care is dependent on availability, and varies. Please contact us for more information.

Guidelines

All patients must:

  • Meet eligibility requirements below to be seen in our clinic.
  • Make an appointment since we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Please call us at 619-440-4591.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to receive care from a member of our caring staff, please ensure that you meet the following criteria.

You must:

  1. Be uninsured (no medical, Medicare/Medi-Cal, or private/employer covered health insurance)
  2. Reside in East County
  3. Have a household income of  less than 250% of the federal poverty level
  •  1 person $30,156 per year
  • 2 persons $40,608 per year
  • 3 persons $51,060 per year
  • 4 persons $61,500 per year

What if I don’t meet VIM’s eligibility requirements? I still can’t afford healthcare!

There are many resources available to you…you just need to know how to easily find them.

Covered California – is the Affordable Care Act entity in California – they can help you apply and see what healthcare programs that you would be eligible

211sandiego.org
Getting help is as simple as dialing 211 to connect with a member of  the San Diego 211 team who will help you access  healthcare, medical and community resources through a free, 24/7 stigma-free phone service. You can also use 211sandiego.org

Grossmont Healthcare District
The Grossmont Healthcare District—in association with Grossmont Hospital—supports the health and well-being of East County citizens. It offers services such as its emergency and critical care center and the Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library at Briercrest Park. The library provides easy access to comprehensive and reliable medical information that is free, open to everyone.

 

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